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1st Edition

Best Practices in Residential Treatment

ISBN 9780789037893
Published September 9, 2008 by Routledge
170 Pages

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Book Description

Best Practices in Residential Treatment is a detailed examination of the latest information on empirically tested, evidence-based interventions and procedures across the many dimensions of residential treatment practice. Respected authorities from a broad range of professions provide a truly interdisciplinary look into the various diverse aspects of the treatment of children and youths in a residential setting. The book brings the most current information available on best practices, cultural competence, substance abuse, facility management, medication management, and planning for community reentry. 

This book provides the latest in research and practical techniques for the unique treatment program. This helpful resource extensively discusses effective counseling interventions, medication management approaches, facility management issues, and aftercare approaches to ensure successful outcomes for children and adolescents leaving a facility. The book’s comprehensive nature offers practitioners the most current information on best practices in the residential treatment arena and can serve as a useful resource for future decision-making. This volume is extensively referenced and includes tables to clearly present data.

This book is a valuable resource for social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, residential program administrators, state departments of children’s services, educators, and students at all levels.

This book was published as a special issue of Residential Treatment For Children & Youth.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to Special Issue (Rodney Ellis)
  • Effect of Self Determination Theory-Based Recreation Activity-Staging on Vitality and Affinity Toward Nature among Youth in a Residential Treatment Program (Erik Yost and Gary D. Ellis)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and EMDR for Adolescents in Residential Treatment: A Practical and Theoretical Perspective (Carole Lovelle)
  • Combining Drug Court with Adolescent Residential Treatment: Lessons from Juvenile and Adult Programs (Samule A. MacMaster, Rodney A. Ellis, and Tammy Holmes)
  • Cultural Considerations for Residential Treatment of Children and/or Adolescents (Lori K. Holleran Steiker)
  • Manhood Seekers Camp: A Proposal for a Culturally-Centered Camp Intervention (Gregory Washington, Roderick J. Watts, and Jerry Watson)
  • Mental Health Issues and Psychotropic Medication: Current Applications for Children and Adolescents in Residential Treatment (Julie Worley)
  • Mentoring and Other Adult Involvement with Juveniles in Treatment: Do They Decrease the Probability of Elopement? (Michael L. Burford, William R. Nugent, and John Wodarski)
  • Residential Treatment of Substance Abusing Adolescents: Trends in the Post-Managed Care Era (Samuel A. MacMaster, Rodney Ellis, and Lyle Cooper)
  • Effecting Successful Community Re-Entry: Systems of Care Community Based Mental Health Services (Rebecca I. Estes, Claudette Fette, and Marjorie E. Scaffa)
  • About the Contributors
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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Rodney A. Ellis is Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Tennessee and in clinical practice at Personal Growth and Learning Center, Cookeville, TN. His areas of expertise include juvenile justice, child welfare, and cultural competence. He has practical treatment experience in numerous settings. He has also authored numerous studies, professional articles, and books.